Archive for the 'maps' Category

I drew a map of Canada…

On the back of a cartoon coaster
in the blue TV screen light
I drew a map of Canada,
Ooooh Canada-ah!
With your face sketched on it twice…*

Well, with pens, and on paper, and with some fabric scanned from my stash, I drew some maps of Ontario, Newfoundland, and the Yukon Territory.

some drawings that I did of maps

Visit Uth Ink! to seem ‘em and do the fun mouse-over things sorta implied in the picture.

*Joni Mitchell, in case you couldn’t remember

Nina Totenbag

nina totenbag

The desire to open up photoshop and make this little mockup is actually what got me out of bed this morning! Here’s my big idea for NPR fundraising: the Nina Totenbag. Coming up next: Carl Leggo Castles and maybe some Ira Drinking Glasses. What does Soterious Johnson get?

(Oh. NPR already did this. Oh well)

what I’m working on

I’m taking Intro to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) this term. That means, after years of reading and writing about maps, I’m finally learning how to actually use GIS software and make maps.

We’re just at the start of the class, so our assignments are simple and not all that earth shaking, but I’m already all excited about scale and colour scheme and classification levels and the like.

Here’s a recent map I made:

map of gas stations in the bronx

All of my projects are online
. You can peek at them if you like.

Stay tuned for cooler things. Or go look at the collection of culturally significant maps over at Very Small Array